HC Deb 09 January 2002 vol 377 c928W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children were living in poverty in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. [22441]

Malcolm Wicks

Child poverty and social exclusion are complex multi-dimensional concepts, affecting many aspects of children's lives—including their living standards, health, housing, the quality of the environment and opportunities to learn. The third "Opportunity for all" report (Cm 5260) sets out the Government's strategy for tackling child poverty and social exclusion and presents the latest information on the indicators used to monitor progress against this strategy.

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